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home run

thoroughly enjoyed Fun Home, the musical adaptation of the autobiographical graphic novel (comic book) by Alison Bechdel. best thing: Alison is portrayed at three different ages, by three different actresses: Beth Malone as Current Alison, Sydney Lucas as Young Alison, and Emily Skews as College-Aged Alison.

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“well, isn’t that special?”

really enjoyed Special Edition NYC, the smaller, gentler version of NY Comic-Con some highlights: • cosplay in the park • panels about diversity in comics • the comic book club panel yelling, “what’s up with the twix ads?” at the DC panel

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draw raw

December 1 1950 is the birthday of Gary Panter, “new-wave” cartoonist, illustrator, painter and designer. Gary Panter is well known for his comic Jimbo, his work in Raw magazine, and his set designs for the tv show Pee Wee’s Playhouse

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happy birthday, jackie!

August 1 is the birthday of Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman syndicated cartoonist. She created the comic strip Torchy Brown and the panel comic Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. In 1947, the Terri Lee doll company produced a doll based on

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fresh?

“fresh”? “flesh”? “fhes”? I don’t know what this says, but the colors remind me of Bazooka Joe comics.

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Posted in comics, food, graffiti, nyc